About Ellusionist

Brad Christian

Ellusionist was founded on January 1st, 2001 by Brad Christian.

His goal was simple — to create the best online training environment for people who want to learn high-impact, effective magic tricks. Ellusionist's growth has been unprecedented. To date, over 60,000 members worldwide participate in our discussion forums — the largest online magic forums on the net.

At Ellusionist, we have one goal: to give you the power to perform magic beyond belief. We want to make you the life of any party. We want to make you into a performer. To achieve that goal, we built this site with YOU in mind.

We Believe in the Power of a Great Team

Composed of several key individuals, our staff is what gives Ellusionist its soul. Our customer service is bar none. And our creative division is restless — we barely sleep, and we will do anything necessary to bring you the best magic, the best talent, the best training possible. We live on the cutting edge.

And we love what we do.

  • Brad Christian

    Brad Christian

    Founder / CEO

    Brad Christian, CEO and founder of Ellusionist, began his magic career with a kit he got for Christmas as a boy of 6... more

  • Daniel Madison

    Daniel Madison

    Creative Team / Product Development

    Daniel Madison learnt the principals, mechanics and dangers of his art through the cold school of experience ... more

  • Peter McKinnon

    Peter McKinnon

    Production Manager

    Pete is our Director of Production and a member of the creative team. He oversees all things photo and .... more

  • Adam


    General Manager

    Hello all, I'm Adam Wilber and I am the Manufacturing Project Manager here at Ellusionist. My role is making sure... more

  • Mike


    Graphic Artist / Designer

    As Graphic Artist at Ellusionist, Mike is a deft hand with crayons and finger paint. His artwork is displayed proudly on the office fridge ... more

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell

    Ellusionist Webmaster and Go-to Guy

    I wonder what everyone is looking at over to the left there? It seems to be very interesting, but I don't see anything ... more

  • Lloyd

    Lloyd Barnes

    Creative Team / Product Development

    Lloyd Barnes specialises in a very unique style of visual magic which blends sleight of hand with new era technology... more

  • Raymond Singson

    Raymond Singson

    Lead Forum Manager | Content Writer

    Raymond Singson has shared his unique style of magic and mindreading with people all over the world. Starting from ... more

  • Jennifer Riordan

    Jennifer Riordan

    Warehouse Manager / Wholesale

    Working for Ellusionist has been the highlight of my career. I love the energy of this company and the creativity I am ... more

  • Luke Dancy

    Luke Dancy

    Marketing Department

    Over the last 20 years Luke Dancy has honed his skills as a creator, consultant and magician ... more

  • Chris


    Customer Service

    Christopher is the customer support representative. If you send in a support ticket, he's probably going to be the one to answer it ... more

  • Olivia


    CFO Bigwig

    Olivia Aqui, CFO of Ellusionist, began her accounting career as a young adult. Her first job was an Accounts Receivable Clerk... more

  • Heidi



    There is nothing SAME (or SANE) about Ellusionist. Although I don’t have a background in magic, I am excited to be a part ... more


This is where we eat, sleep, drink, and breathe magic. It's also where we work. Notice that we have not one, but FOUR clocks on the wall. The internet never closes, so we're open 24 hours. Ellusionist's main ware-house is located in Sausalito, California, and our corporate offices are located just a few miles away in San Rafael (right outside of San Francisco). You can see the Bay right out our front door.

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We are Selective. We Only Offer the Best.

We only teach high impact, explosive magic, and we cut out the tricks that don't make that cut. Remember that trick that your uncle did that time at your 8th grade graduation? We don't teach stuff like that. We teach you how to perform miracles.

Our goal is to constantly expand and increase the beauty and efficiency of the site. It doesn't matter if you are brand new or deep into magic already.

We Will Be There for You.
We Will Stand by Your Side.
We Will Teach You.
And We Will Not Let You Fail.